Cleveland, Tenn., Plant Recognized for Efficient Energy Performance
KENILWORTH, N.J., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Schering-Plough Corporation as a 2009 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for outstanding energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The company's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 31, 2009.
In addition, Schering-Plough's plant in Cleveland, Tenn., recently earned an ENERGY STAR from the EPA for ranking in the top 25 percent of energy performance nationwide. The Cleveland facility on average uses nearly 35 percent less energy than similar pharmaceutical plants across the country.
"Managing energy well is critical to our operations," said Tom Pagliuco, director, Energy, Schering-Plough. "We are using 'greener' sources of energy, including one of the largest rooftop solar panel installations in North America, as well as co- and tri-generation systems. However, reducing overall energy consumption is our main goal. We believe the greenest Kilowatt is the one not used."
"EPA is pleased to recognize Schering-Plough for leadership in addressing global warming through greater energy efficiency," said Kathleen Hogan, Director of the EPA's Climate Protection Partnerships Division. "Because commercial and industrial facilities account for about half of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, Schering-Plough's efforts are vital to protecting our global environment."
Schering-Plough, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2006, will be honored for strategic energy management and a worldwide commitment to energy conservation that has produced savings in energy and cost. Schering-Plough's leadership committed to energy conservation by establishing a Global Energy Management Team. The Team's mission is to develop global policies, programs and initiatives aimed
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